A few random Tour De France related shots of things that interested or amused me!
The Black Prince in Leeds City Square, sporting a yellow jersey.
(He had significant victories over the French at
the battles of Crécy and Poitiers.... 'Don't mention the war'!)
Yorkshire's 'Hollywood' sign
Rough translation: Now your cycles are mended, get to work guys!
In case we need reminding, this is YORKSHIRE!
Never seen so many bikes...never seen so much lycra!
Tour de Yorkshire
We'll wave at anything - we might be on telly!
There were gendarmes from France and police from as far afield as
Devon and Cornwall - all very cheery and friendly.
Yorkshire Tea, a float in the Caravane giving out free teabags!
I wonder if that will go all the way to Paris?
Things I heard: 'It were all a bit of a blur!' Too right.. it was!
I wasn't too impressed with the ITV commentary. Their commentators had clearly never been to Yorkshire before. They were deeply impressed with all the dry stone walls but rarely seemed to know where we were. 'That was a little village there. All part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Not far from the rivers. Nice cheese here...' !
ITV subtitles had this: Watching the race going through Haworth, the commentator apparently said: 'One of the Brontës is not very dead but the rest of them are.' After a great deal of puzzling, I finally decided he was referring to the churchyard and it should have been 'One of the Brontës is not buried there'.
But, when all's said and done.... Eh by gum, we're dead chuffed abaht it all, ent we!